Fool PC Party of Ontario Members Once, Shame On You. Fool Them Twice, Shame on Them

By Josh Lieblein So it's rapidly becoming clear that there are no wholly good actors in the evolving saga of Patrick Brown. Everyone's got dirt on them and picking a side is thus very difficult. To that end, while my colleague Graeme Gordon tackles the maelstrom of back and forth allegations and counter-allegations in his … Continue reading Fool PC Party of Ontario Members Once, Shame On You. Fool Them Twice, Shame on Them

Some Completely Fair Questions For People Who Believe Patrick Brown Was The Victim Of A Conspiracy

By Josh Lieblein The Patrick Brown "coup"/Inside Job theory is a masterwork of motivated reasoning. The Brown loyalists are clearly trying to explain away their own cognitive dissonance. They are trying to convince themselves — as opposed to anyone else — that Brown is innocent. They aren't bothering to ask or answer any of the most basic or … Continue reading Some Completely Fair Questions For People Who Believe Patrick Brown Was The Victim Of A Conspiracy

The Contenders: Sizing Up The Field For The Next PCPO Leader

By Josh Lieblein DOUG FORD: Populist Prime Pros: Well, even mentioning that Doug has pros would be too much for some people, so I'll say this: While the rest of the party is obsessively chasing after the middle, Doug's "base" consists of people who are completely outside the voting spectrum. If anyone can reach these outsiders — the … Continue reading The Contenders: Sizing Up The Field For The Next PCPO Leader

Trying To Make Sense Of The PC Party Leadership Wrangling

By Josh Lieblein So I've been tasked with trying to explain what's going on behind the scenes as the PCs try to hash out who will be their next leader. This is a nigh-impossible task for a few reasons: The state of play is changing so rapidly that anything I write here could be obsolete … Continue reading Trying To Make Sense Of The PC Party Leadership Wrangling

The PC Party Of Ontario Fostered A Partisan Culture Of Silence

By Josh Lieblein They told us that radical social conservatives and Trumpists were the problem. They told us that the path to victory was through building a modern, inclusive PC Party of Ontario. They told us to keep quiet on social media. That speaking out would embolden Kathleen Wynne. That we needed to put an … Continue reading The PC Party Of Ontario Fostered A Partisan Culture Of Silence

Patrick Brown Resigns as Progressive Conservative Leader After Revolt from Caucus

After holding an emergency press conference at 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday night to address sexual misconduct allegations, now former-Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario Leader Patrick Brown barrage of questions from reporters, a slew of campaign staff resigning and caucus members calling for his resignation. By 1:30 a formal statement from PC Leader Patrick Brown was … Continue reading Patrick Brown Resigns as Progressive Conservative Leader After Revolt from Caucus

Patrick Brown Meltdown: Anonymous Allegations Have Sunk the Candidacy of Former Favourite to Be Ontario’s Next Premier

Correction: Only one woman was allegedly asked to perform oral sex (while still in high school). The other said there were unwanted advancents from Brown. I deeply regret the error. At 9 p.m., Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario Patrick Brown called an emergency press conference that took place 45 minutes later. A … Continue reading Patrick Brown Meltdown: Anonymous Allegations Have Sunk the Candidacy of Former Favourite to Be Ontario’s Next Premier

Patrick Brown fires up Ontario Conservatives at the PC Policy Convention

Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario Leader Patrick Brown was welcomed to a thundering crowd on Saturday. His two accomplished younger sisters, Stephanie and Fiona Brown, a dentist and lawyer respectively, introduced their brother to the stage at the PC's policy convention. “Mental health should be treated no differently than physical health,” said Brown to loud … Continue reading Patrick Brown fires up Ontario Conservatives at the PC Policy Convention

The No Wynne Scenario Podcast (Ep. 1)

The No Wynne Scenario Podcast is a new show hosted by Graeme Gordon and Josh Lieblein. As we explain in the inaugural episode, our podcast is going to focus primarily on reviewing the Ontario Liberal Party's reign over Queen's Park in the last decade-and-a-half, but we'll also hold no punches when discussing the Ontario NDP … Continue reading The No Wynne Scenario Podcast (Ep. 1)